Contact Us | 650.740.4911

Font Size  A-  A+

Why do downsizing seniors need a Senior Move Manager?  Here’s why:  People who have lived in their homes for 30, 40 or 50 years have amassed a ton of stuff. They can’t just pack up and move. They have to sort through it, decide what to do with it, and then take care of letting…

Just about everyone I know realizes they have too much stuff. The most devoted collectors need another storage space to hold the stuff they can’t put in their storage space. Those same people know that downsizing would probably be a good idea. But the process seems overwhelming, so they keep putting it off. If that…

“I keep telling my husband that we need to clear out the garage,” Denise told me. “But he just gives me this blank stare. He wants to hold on to everything and I’m ready to let stuff go .  Can you help?” “Of course,” I told her. “You just need to keep a few things in…

Last month, Estate Sales Expert Judy Johnson of Unexpected Treasures gave us the rundown on what isn’t selling in the market. This month, she gives us the update on things that collectors may be interested in. It’s important to remember that collectors are picky. They know what they’re looking for, and it’s a small subset of what people want to sell….

The most common question we receive from our clients is: “How much is this worth?” To answer that question, we’ve invited estate sales expert Judy Johnson of  Unexpected Treasures to give her perspective on what’s hot and what’s not. Here’s Part 1 of her 2-part report.Baby boomers are selling their homes, and flooding the market with things…

Many seniors are deciding that, rather than move to a managed community, they’d rather age-in-place. The trend has become so popular that there’s even a website to help people create an age-in-place plan. But continuing to live at home doesn’t mean seniors will stay where they are. Most will  find new, most likely smaller, homes where they can live…

If holiday celebrating left you feeling a little overstuffed, we’ve got good news. The good news is that your physical weight probably didn’t change. Most people believe they gain 5-10 pounds over the holidays. The actual average is less than a pound. The bad news is that your load of stuff probably got a lot bigger. While…

Already feeling holiday stress? Join the club. Keeping up with what to buy for everyone on your list has never been more challenging.  And figuring out what  a) someone doesn’t have  b) they’ll appreciate and c) you can afford can easily turn into a full-time job. Here’s a simple way to slash time you spend…

That’s the first question everyone asks me. And here’s my answer: Valuing your stuff is easy:  None of it is worth much.Don’t be insulted. I know you probably invested thousands for all of your goods, and you have beautiful things. China! Silver! Crystal! Elegant furniture! How can it all be worth essentially nothing? It’s all about…

Open space concept homes — where one room flows into the next — seem to be favored by homeowners now. There is an ease and lightness to those spaces that reflect our more casual life styles, especially here in the Bay Area.  Whether you’re looking at choosing a new home, or would like to make…